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KOFY
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
that took some of the wind out of the sails of mitt romney presidential campaign. >> also. these numbers don't smell rit. >> big drop in unemployment just spurs talk of conspiracy theory. tonight tracking down the people who punch those numbers. >> and this guy is 26 handicap. he couldn't. unbelievable. >> 150 foot putt. record setting athlete adds another >> pay attention. cell phone robbery are becoming an epidemic. we have to watch ourselves out there. san francisco police will tell you it is happening everywhere these days on the street at gun point and on muni buses. as for how bad cell phone thefts have become this is last tonight incident report. of the 7 incidents, 3 were actually robbery of cell phone phones. we have some exclusive video to show you how easy it is for thieves to steal them. vick lee tonight with a story you will see only on abc 7 new news. >> more than 4000 robbery in san francisco between january and august. police say about half of them targeted cell phones. many of the thefts were on muni. >> palm are swea. he brushes his pants. >> officer carlos hase
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
romney. the six biggest banks have all given nearly $2 million to romney's presidential campaign. that's about 40% more than president obama's $700,000 in contributions. this is interesting. it's a switch in comparison. goldman sachs directed a lion's share of its donations in the last campaign to president obama. >>> and columbia law school ranks number one when it comes to finding jobs for graduates. according to the princeton review, columbia managed to get 99% of its 2011 grads a job just nine months after leaving school. the starting salary averaging $160,000 a year. not a decade. a year. that's getting out of law school. >> their loans will be a little steep for a while but that's unheard of. it helps the cause. >> why didn't i go to law school again? i'll tell you. >> that's a lot of reading. thanks, jess. >>> could you make the work if you only had $30 to spend on 21 meals? >> we'll take a look at some of the challenges of living on food stamps. we'll be back. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now with weather first and howard bernstein. we'll get right to it. game
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. >> reporter: mormons have never been so visible. while mitt romney's presidential candidacy may have ushered in a mormon moment in this country, the church remains largely a mystery to those outside of the faith. >> elder dustin. >> i'm sorry. >> elder dustin. >> elder? >> yes, sir. right here on my name tag, if that helps. >> it does. >> reporter: elder is a church term for the missionaries, though at age 21 and 20, they are anything but old. >> i like your hat. >> reporter: they are serving on a mission in la mras, louisiana, a long way from home in utah. >> i didn't know too much about it. people would tell me, you're going to have jambalaya and gumbo. i'm like, what is that? i don't know what is that. >> reporter: the church determines, they believe with devine guidance, where missionaries are placed. mitt romney served in bordeaux, france, where he has said he learned about rejection, trying to convince the french to give up wine. >> we're missionaries from the church of jesus christ -- >> we have our own religion, thank you. zblf that's okay. >> reporter: in the deep south, the
WETA
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
romney as presidential. that is the key difference. in 1980, people did not want to re-elect jimmy carter. but there were not prepared to go to reagan because they were afraid of him as a right-wing nut. he shows up at the debate and, oh, shucks, there he goes again. he is in avuncular. he is not a guy who's going to blow up the world and the election is over. obama is not where carter was. he is a lot stronger. >> and mitt romney is not where reagan was. >> that is right, but he's still on the edge. that will not be a landslide. it will be a small margin. but if you reach the threshold of being acceptable as being the president, as strong, then you can press it in the election under the circumstances. >> with the previous debate, you had them at the podium and last night you had them on the table. which is better for the voters? >> i think the table were swell. i like the town meeting format where individuals can walk and talk to the crowd. but i don't like the one where they are frozen in one position, standing in the same spot for 90 minutes. i couldn't do that. >> one of the th
PBS
Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
perception of the president as weak and as romney as presidential. that is the key difference. in 1980, people did not want to re-elect jimmy carter, but they were not prepared to go to reagan because they were afraid of him as a right-wing nut. they said he is not a guy who will blow up the world and the election was over. now obama is not where carter was. he is much stronger. but ron is not where reagan was. but he is still on the edge. -- but romney is not where reagan was. but he is still on the edge. if he is on the threshold of being strong and authoritative, then you can accept him in these circumstances. >> did you like the table or the town meeting? >> i think it works better for the voters. i like the town meeting where they can walk and talk to the crowd. i could not stand for 90 minutes. >> i am struck with this complete -- using the split screen, what happens on the moment is reaction to what the other guy is saying. it is really pretty hard. you really have to work at it. obviously, romney and ryan worked it out in little better. but paul ryan had this sickly sweet
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
some of the wind out of the sails of mitt romney presidential campaign. the numbers yesterday show businesses created 114,000 new jobs around the country last month. lower than previous months, but the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, the best it's been in four years. it changes the political conversation from the president's debate performance to the improving economy. more on that with mark matthews. >> good morning. >> in san francisco, one sign of an improving economy, shoppers lined up around the block for the opening of the clothing store. >> i feel like we have picked up in the economy. but i don't know. i don't know for the rest of the country. >> the labor department statistics show the rest of the country is also improving 114,000 new jobs added in september. the revised numbers for july and august show 86,000 more jobs than originally reported, taking away a favorite line of mitt romney's stump speech. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. >> romney supporters are now questioning the new labor numbers. >> i wouldn't bet my mortgage on the numbers be
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 7:30am EDT
romney looked much more presidential and come out mitt romney and continue to strike contrasts say that we are not a government with a country, we're a country with a government and empower the people in every way possible and point out that, you know, americans have lost 40% of their net worth under this administration. as you pointed out earlier, gas prices are twice as high. we have acts of war on anniversaries of 9/11 with no response other than appointing the task force to understand whether it was a spontaneous task force. point these things out and do not play prevent defense or you will lose to barack obama. >> you can bet the president will come back on offense in the next debate, for sure. bernie thompson, thank you so much. i enjoyed listening to your radio show the other day, as well. >>> one of the nation's top ceos accuses the obama administration of cooking the books. we'll hear from the former head of ge, next. there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed test
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
mitt romney presidential, quote/unquote. can he beseen as presidential. the answer, i think, in most of the audience was yes. >> and the audience was sharing that on twitter as well. i think you're right. that impression is more important than the facts and figures, particularly with the economy being such a big issue. let's put up a new issue. mitt romney on the right side and nobody standing next to him. when we come back. piling on jim lehrer. covering more debates than anyone else in history. do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. without freshly-made pasta. you could also cut corners by making it without 100% real cheddar cheese. but then...it wouldn't be stouffer's mac & cheese. just one of over 70 satisfying recipes for one from stouffer's. begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take a
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
challenger, mitt romney seemed more presidential than the president, more in command of miss facts, gums, principles. >> that was the frustration wrchl was the president tonight. >> the other media exaggerating the extent of the president's loss and ignoring the candidate's half truths in the process. fox news hypes the conservative website video of barack obama as a rashlgly charged revelation. >> on the eve of the first prez denl chal debate the first bomb is about to d dropped for the 2012 presidential white house. >> it was covered at the time. a right wing commentators trying to portray their president as an angry black man. plus the other big debate, jon stewart versus bill o'reilly. >> income redistribution. do you believe in it? >> do you? >> no. i asked first. >> it's a complicated one. i believe in social security. do you? >> yes, absolutely. >> so we're both socialists. >> no, no. >> was this clash of titan television or was it shtick? i'm howard kurtz and this is "reliable sources." i knew the media were absolutely pummeling barack obama after the debate when i watched
PBS
Oct 14, 2012 12:30pm PDT
we will do it. >> i want to get to policy, to appear in a week after the first presidential debate, why was the president still talking about it? >> at the debate, what happened? >> gov. romney had a good night. i had a bad night. it is not the first time i have had a bad night. >> in the polls are to be believed, it was a bad bad night. and the president was still talking about it a week later. in fact, he has not stopped talking about it. did the shift surprise you? >> what surprised me most of all is that, barely 10 days a, my good conservative friends were telling about the sinister conspiracy of polls. but they're all -- to give this impression that the liberals were running away -- that they're all rigged to give this impression that the liberals were running away with everything. and now it has been hijacked and it is for them. this did dispirit the liberals. there is a sense of real puzzlement over theresident. why didn't he show up? these are people who have been pto to their inaugural outfit. the romney -- have been picking alton their inaugural outfits. the romney people
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:03pm EDT
republican presidential nominee mitt romney closing in on president obama's lead. >> he delivered a foreign policy speech in virginia today. sally kidd joins us in washington with that story. >> mitt romney delivered a blistering critique of the president was a foreign policy record and the obama campaign pushed back. romney said the president has failed to lead on the world stage. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history. not to lead from behind. unfortunately, that is where we find ourselves in the middle east under president obama. >> america's ability to influence events for the better in iraq has been undermined by the abrupt withdrawal of our presence. >> the president has failed to lead in syria, he said. >> pilot extremists are flowing in. our ally turkey has been attacked. >> they responded to rahm a's speech in a conference call. >> is full of platitudes and free of substance. >> behind the tough talk, he has been erratic, and steady, and irresponsible in his audition on the world stage. >> polls show he i
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> we'll see what mitt romney comes with to this second presidential debate. dan, thanks very much. >>> and let's dig deeper now. i'm joined by gloria borger and ron bronstein. ron, i'll start with you this time. ryan and biden's best moments and worst moments? >> i thought for biden, the best movement was the first extended riff on the 47% comment that he made early in the debate. he did a better job in that one long sequence of framing, reframing the argument democrats have tried to press against the republican ticket since the spring than obama did in the entire 90 minutes in the debate in denver. that was a very strong moment for him. i think the strongest moment for paul ryan was pretty simple when he said this is not a recovery. this is not what recovery looks like. you deserve better. and you see the contrasting strength of the two sides. biden best moment was framing this as a choice. who is on your side. whose side are you on and ryan's best moment was basically saying referendum. do the past four years justify another four years. >> i also think biden's question when he s
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm PDT
obama, and mitt romney met for the first presidential debate and the candidates sparred as you heard over taxes and the deficit as well as health care. wall street reform and the role of government. with mitt romney taking some sharp shots at the president's record these past four years. >> we're seeing right now is, in my view, a trickle down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and that's not working the. proof of that is 23 million people out of work and the proof one out of six people in poverty, the proof 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps the proof of that 50% of college graduates this year can't find work. >> paul: there's little doubt romney's commander performance helped the g.o.p. ticket. the question is, how much? let's ask wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, mary anna stacia o'grady and kim strassel. dan, how important was this debate for mitt romney's candidacy. >> it was not only very important for mitt romney's candidacy, paul, it was very important
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
for a presidential campaign. mitt romney's campaign has not released its latest numbers. the next presidential debate now just two days away. abc's chuck severson reports on what the candidates are doing ahead of tuesday's clash. [applause] >> reporter: president barack obama flew to williamsburg, virginia to practice for his next presidential debate, hoping to make a better showing than in the first go-around with mitt romney. the town hall format of tuesday's face-off may favor president obama. >> the president draws more energy off crowds. i think this will be a better arena for him. and the fact it's nondomestic issues and social issues, it puts mitt romney in a tough spot reaching out to the center. >> and in the meantime mitt romney prepped before campaigning in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> we want to have a real recovery, and i'm going to help bring it. >> also in ohio, romney's vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so, says the president. in his weekly address he pointed to his bailo
KRON
Oct 13, 2012 8:00pm PDT
the presidential candidate for the second debate and-mitt romney guard key issues. christine the reports. this next presidential debate is just a few days away in the next candidates are in preparation mode. mitt romney spent saturday at a hotel and ohio before a campaign event. >> his plan is quite different. if he were reelected there is no question that there would be higher taxes. the vice president voiced the truth. that taxes are going up by one trillion dollars. he is going to raise taxes on the middle class, small business and will make this commitment that i will not raise taxes on the middle class of america. (cheers & applause) the president obama took off for debate preparations. he focused on the auto industry. >> today the auto sales are on the highest that they have been good for, chrysler, and the auto industry has created one quarter of 1 million jobs right here. >> met ronnie is going to more weekend campaigning in boston. mitt romney -- and they will be meeting for the town hall style debate in new york city next week >> as a reminder go to our new channel. com
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
17th, same deal again. here's mitt romney at a latino issues presidential candidates forum, saying that the guy who wrote the arizona's papers, please, law, he's never met the guy. no idea. he doesn't know why he keeps say that guy is his immigrations adviser. seriously, mitt romney has never met kris kobach? no, not really. his campaign later coming out and telling cnn, never mind what mitt romney just said, he has met the guy who wrote the papers, please, law, kris kobach does advise the campaign. then a few days after that on september 25th, they went and did it again. here's mitt romney conceding one of his most frequent attacks on president obama. this was mitt romney at a rally that day admitting that president obama has not raised taxes while he has been in office. seriously? mitt romney is dropping that argument? he doesn't think president obama has raised taxes? no, not really. his campaign later saying, never mind what mitt romney just said. that's not actually what he believes. sure, he said president obama didn't raise taxes, and president obama didn't raise taxes, but
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 9:00pm EDT
record to the contrary, it should be noted that mitt romney picked as his vice presidential nominee an anti-abortion absolutist named paul ryan, a man who has co-sponsored 38 anti-abortion measures in congress. who today outside an ice cream shop in florida said there is zero daylight between his and mitt romney's ideas on this subject. what paul ryan believes on abortion mitt romney believes to. right down to redefining rape in co-sponsorship with todd akin? is that included? mr. romney said today under duress that the romney/ryan position is the romney/ryan position, there's no difference between them. and he said you'll hear more about it at the vice presidential debate tomorrow. i bet you will. joining us now is steve kornacki, co-host of "the cycle." thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> the democrats have been aggressive in driving their campaigning on this issue, because they think that's a key issue for locking up the women's vote. with this walkback, this attempted and failed walkback that happened within the last 24 hours from the romney campaign, do you think th
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the lack of romney's core during the presidential debate. >> i thought, wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> the deal was made by severe conservative mitt. that was how he described himself, for two whole years. until three or four days before the debate, they all got together and said, hey, man, this ship is sinking faster than the "titanic." but people are still frustrated about the economy and they want it fixed yesterday. so just show up with a sunny face and say, i didn't say all that stuff i said the last two years. >> women can't trust a candidate who changes his position on women's rights all the time. conservatives can't trust him either. but they're willing to put up with him. the corporate world is behind mitt romney because they know that they can manipulate him. they can cash with him, maybe. they know he has no backbone. if he shifts his position, that means any corporation can walk into the oval office and have a chance to get what they want. and that's what they like. if mitt romney is in the white house, the rig
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 3:00am PDT
the first presidential debate. check out this new cnn poll of polls. mitt romney has a two-point lead over president obama in that national poll there. here is the story in ohio where president obama holds a three-point lead. romney will be in ohio today campaigning. >> now, he's looking to capitalize on the momentum from the first presidential debate. debate number two is tuesday, but thursday's vp debate is still a hot topic on the trail. cnn political national correspondent jim acosta has more. >> randi and victor, the debate after the debate has been about substance most notably the vice president's comments on libya. >> i feel great. >> reporter: at breakfastfter his fiery debate, paul ryan still had his sunny side up. >> no, it's what i expected. ryan offered no complaints about biden's aggressive performance, which was designed to put some points on the president's scoreboard, whether it was on ryan's past request for stimulus money. >> on two situations -- >> reporter: orryan's attempt to compare mitt romney to jack kennedy. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> reporter: ryan was ab
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
strong showing by mitt romney in the presidential debate, ryan is looking to continue that momentum. ron mott reports. >> reporter: after one final cram debate session in florida, paul ryan emerged wednesday sporting a sweet tooth. and an appetite for a fight with the vice president. he even flexed his muscles for "time" magazine. a photo shoot from last year headed back to newsstands. >> he's one of the most extreme debaters we have in politics but the achilles' heel he has is president obama's record. >> he walked into a rock star welcome in kentucky in kentucky. his opponent, vice president, joe biden, is scheduled to arrive later today having prepped by battle by consuming all things ryan. his speeches, his budget, his book. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman say, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> reporter: many expect tonight's debate to feature the fireworks largely absent last week in denver. ryan says he's ready for mr. biden to come at him "like a cannon ball" in an effort to even the
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
, back to you guys. >>> just about a month to go before election day. the gop presidential challenger mitt romney is gearing up for a major policy speech later today in virginia i can't president obama is out west making sure he has enough campaign money to make it through the final weeks. >> reporter: president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katy perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president also accused his opponent, mitt romney, of backing away from campaign promise. >> obviously the governor knows his tax cut isn't too popular. so a few wicks before the election he is trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today if a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney witness a change of course in the middle east, including tougher sanctions on iran. and he will
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
be fully supportive of that. >> romney's own vice presidential candidate has introduced legislation to restrict abortion. reporters asked paul ryan if he's on the same page with romney. >> our position's unified. our position's consistent and that hasn't changed. >> what is your position? >> you'll find -- i'm sure you'll find out in these debates. >> were you upset that he said that to -- >> no, no position change. our position's very consistent. >> romney could only dodge the question so much. the campaign went into full spin mode. romney's spokeswoman, andrea saul, had to mop it up again. she gave a statement to the conservative nation"national re" governor romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life." tony perkins got on the phone to say, don't worry, romney made a gaffe, this is not a change of position at all. perkins confirmed the campaign called and assured him romney wasn't changing his support for pro-life issues. romney himself tried to dig himself out of a hole. >> i'm a pro-life candidate and i'll be a pro-life president. t
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
romney's knee jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> let's dig deeper. joining me now is nbc news correspondent peter alexander. good morning to you. explain to us the importance and the backdrop of the speech today for team romney. >> reporter: yeah, thomas. as you know, this is not the first time spoken about foreign policy issues but the timing is critical now after the strong debate performance and the final month the campaign says they believe what the independent eyeballs focusing on this. as you noted, trying to demonstrate that peace through strength and effectively accuse the president of being a weak leader who has been bad for the military of this country. among some of the comments are the following. i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share that hope but hope is not a strategy. there will also be familiar themes that we expect to hear here. the significance of avoiding defense cuts, specifically referring to sequestration and could affect tens of thousands of
FOX Business
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
evaporate if the first presidential debate where mitt romney emerged as the clear winner. what does obama's less than stellar performance me for the vice-presidential debate thursday? joining me now, board member of the wall street journal. always great to have you with me. on set. i feel so special. let's look at some of the polls. from the closing the gap, and there are arrange this show romney really doing better. gallup, rogers, rasmussen, by 5%, 3%. that is statistically significant. >> this is what you call a bounce. boy, was it. i mean, look, he cleaned up. now, of course obama will have two more chances. a total of three debates, but i think that the debate was important for two reasons. one, mitt romney looked presidential. he looked like he can play the part, and that was important. he was -- he was more up to speed on the issues that barack obama was. gerri: the guy who's running the country did not seem able to counterpoints. >> right. obama could not get past the sound bites. now, i am old enough to remember when walter mondale beat ronald reagan in the first debate. no
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
. thursday night's debate was everything the romney and obama presidential debate had not been. >> you can still preserve the important tant things for middle class taxpayers. >> it's not mathematically possible. >> it's not mathematically possible. it's never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times. >> it has never been done. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> this tuesday night it's back to the main events. barack obama probably will tone it down a bit from biden's intensity. he's going to try to make romney look insincere. here's how bill clinton pulled it off with a gentle dismissal of bob dole in their town hall-style debate back in 1996. >> i think wisdom comes from age, experience and intelligence. and if you have some of each -- and i have some of each age, some experience, some intelligence. >> i can tell you that i don't think he's too old to be president. it's the age of his ideas that i question. >> that's letting him down easy, isn't it? the question, is his challenger is right there with him some terms of the polling. he has to be perhaps a little more force
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
by gallup. republican presidential candidate mitt romney tipperary break -- took a rare break talking about the economy and slammed the policy in the middle east. >> it is clear the conflict is higher now than when the president took office. >> trying to seize on the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. >> i know the president hopes for a safer freer, and more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> the candidate went to an impromptu third stop after 100 middle school kids waved at his motorcade. romney's numbers are up and they appeared to be tied. the president continued his california fund-raising swing which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. the president attended a dedication to the cesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because cesar chavez decided to change a. >> a poll out today shows romney with a four-point lead among likely voters. the gallup poll has the president of by four. both men are expected to be in ohio tomorrow and the focus is expected to shift back to the
FOX Business
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm EDT
presidential history? the answer appears to be simple and obvious. the polls show that governor romney overwhelmingly one the presidential debate, by a historical margin. the impact of his victory is driving governor romney's poll numbers radically higher. this brand-new poll from the pew research center six ohs governor romney nationally jumping to a four-point lead over president obama. that represents a 12-point swing from just a month ago. and according to the new survey from the left leaning website, politico, governor romney extended his lead amongst independents. the republican nominee now leads president obama by 16 points in a key demographic. governor romney's lead there was only four points a week ago. parenthetically in 200 president obama when the independent vote by eight points over john mccain. we will take all of that up here tonight with fox news senior political analyst, brit hume, congressional candidate mia love and the a-team tonight is brad blakeman, judith miller, and james freeman. the obama white house is caught up in a torrent of questions about its response.
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
virginia. mitt romney, the republican presidential candidate expected to give a major foreign policy speech coming up in less than five minutes now. the 30-minute address will be his tenth speech on foreign policy in the last year and a half. i want to bring back the super sized political panel. so bobby, let's start with you this time around. governor romney heavily criticized for failing to address afghanistan in the convention speech, talking about the rnc. how's he make up for that today? >> well, there's not a lot to say about afghanistan. the circumstances on the ground don't allow a great degree of flexibility. i think he'll suggest in the early release of the speeches to suggest there's a little bit of room to maneuver on the exit date. i don't think that's necessarily true. the military begun really the process. whether they stay on for a few more months is really too small -- the difference is too small to make any long-term difference on the ground in afghanistan. the situation in afghanistan, he hasn't in the past year and a half suggesting he knows a different way the mo
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 2:00am PDT
to main street, last week's debate has catapulted big bird to the forefront of the presidential campaign. mitt romney said he would cut funding to the public broadcasting service in order to help reduce the country's deficit. now the obama camp released a new tongue and cheek ad casting the star as a criminal mastermind. will it be infective? take a look and decide for yourself. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, gluttons of greed. and the man who towered over him. one man who has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stopt subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on enemies no matter where they nest. >> with the presidential election four weeks away, there is new polling out. it shows the race between president obama and mitt romney closer than ever. tracie potts has more on that from washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. mitt romney is going to iowa today to a family farm bef
WHUT
Oct 9, 2012 7:30am EDT
international forum. >>> now, mitt romney is taking aim at u.s. president barack obama's foreign policy. the republican presidential candidate said obama's handling of the middle east is increasing the risk of conflict. romney spoke about the situation in iran and syria. he said the region is more dangerous now than when obama took office. he accused the president of employing a strategy of passivity. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history. not to lead from behind, leaving our destiny at the mercy of events. >> romney also criticized obama for slashing the u.s. defense budget. he promised to roll back the cuts if elected. >>> and a new u.s. poll subjects a big majority of americans who watched the first presidential debate think romney did a better job than obama. gallup surveyed viewers after last wednesday's debate. the poll indicates 72% of respondents believe romney won. 20% favored obama. gallup says the margin of 52 points is the largest it's ever measured in a post-debate poll. approval ratings for romney ro
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
states. he holds a 51% to 47% lead among likely voter autos there is republican presidential candidate mitt romney stepped up campaigning in ohio today and there is a strong showing during last week's first presidential debate. polls show a narrowing race. >> there are people producing sesame street asking the obama campaign to take down a campaign featuring big bird. here is the ad. >> big bird, big bird its me, big bird. >> big, yellow. a menace to our economy. and milt romney knows it's not wall street have you to worry about. it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> zp this sesame me street folks say they don't endorse candidates for participate in political campaigns. obama campaign says it's taking their request under advisement. >> a's going up against tigers tonight and trying to keep playoff hopes alive. there is they they are down. >> you would think they are up, not down. everybody thinks they're going to pull off a sweep and move on to the next round and if there is anyone that can do it, it's the a's. and there is where they swept owe get into playof
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
out of the sails of mitt romney presidential campaign. the numbers yesterday show businesses created 114,000 new jobs around the country last month. lower than previous month, but the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, the best it's been in four years. it changes the political conversation from the president's debate performance to the improving economy. more on that with mark matthews. >> good morning. >> in san francisco, one sign of an improving economy, shoppers lined up around the block for the opening of the clothing store. >> i feel like we have picked up in the economy. but i don't know. i don't know for the rest of the country. >> the labor department statistics show the rest of the country is also improving 114,000 new jobs added in september. the revised numbers for july and august show 86,000 more jobs than originally reported, taking away a favorite line of mitt romney's stump speech. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. >> romney supporters are now questioning the new labor numbers. >> i wouldn't bet my mortgage on the numbers being correct. >> but
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
him. that helps governor romney. this has a short shelf life. two presidential candidates in the arena tuesday night. this was essentially a draw tonight. both sides can come away happy they did what they wanted to do. >> has joe biden suddenly become barack obama's debate partner? >> it's interesting. reading the social media. because each side are so convinced that their side won. this was no draw. my guy won. and it's interesting how it came out that way. i do think that joe biden did something that barack obama desperately needed, and that's to inject life into the campaign. i have a hard time remembering, maybe some of you can correct me. i can't remember when a challenger to a sitting vice president came out with a draw. look at it from ryan's point of view, he did well and helped his side keep their confidence. >> plenty of people four years ago, expectations so low for sarah palin you know, that people said -- >> a clear winner, in the polls. there are some polls that go -- >> she won by not losing because expectations were so low. expectations were higher for paul ryan.
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
/orc poll showed mitt romney registered a big bounce in the buckeye state after the first presidential debate. likely ohio voters now have the president's lead dwindling to four points, that's well within the margin of error. that makes the race for ohio's 18 electoral votes a statistical tie. before the debate some polls showed the president leading by as many as ten points. no republican has won the presidency without carrying ohio. >> i think there's probably relief from the obama side that our poll shows him leading through. >>> nine minutes after the hour, mitt romney is not running from big bird. in fact, he's embracing big bird after his pledge to cut funding from pbs. the obama camp went on the offensive accusing the republican nominee of trying to kill the popular "sesame street" character. but romney is not backing down. listen to what he told wolf blitzer in "the situation room" last night. >> big sbird going to be just fine. "sesame street" is a very successful enterprise. i don't believe cnn gets government funding but somehow you all stay on the air. and i just think that
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, terrific. and he added he couldn't be prouder. mitt romney, republican presidential nominee in north carolina. watching the debate as well. don't have an official statement from him yet. i'm sure he was pleased with paul ryan's performance. the republicans like how paul ryan did. democrats certainly like how joe biden did as well. let's take a loeser look at focus group of undecided virginia voters. how they responded. we measured reaction. the green line represents men. the yellow line is women. biden's best moment of the night. happened around 9:25 p.m. eastern. the question, if it's possible to get unemployment below 6%. listen to the vice president talk about taxes and the economy. >> >>. >> they should be pledging to the middle class, we're going to level the playing feel. we'll give you a fair shot again. we're not going to repeat the mistakes we've done in the past by having a different set of rules for wall street and main street, making sure we continue to hemorrhage these tax cuts for the superwealthy. >> now let's take a look at paul ryan's best moment. he peaked at 9:27 p
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
be more aggressive and take it to romney in the presidential debate next week. >> two more presidential debates left. next tuesday in hempstead, new york. and october 22nd in boca raton, florida. you can watch both of them right here on cbs. >>> federal health officials said they contacted 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people injected with that taint eed steroid linked to the deadly outbreak of meningitis. infections have been reported in 11 states. 14 people have died. we have more on the drug company that sold the contaminated drug. >> reporter: the new england compounding center shipped more than 17,000 vials of a single drug to 23 states. the safety director of the massachusetts department of health said certainly necc was not operating as far as the investigation has seen so far in accordance with the massachusetts licensing regulation. that's because massachusetts law says compounding pharmacies which mix custom made medicines must have a prescription for every patient for each dose it sends out. necc shipped the tainted steroid out to medical facilities in bulk withou
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Oct 8, 2012 2:00am EDT
. interesting to see which way biden goes. whether he goes after ryan or romney. >> vice presidential debates usually don't matter. there is a further difficulty now for biden. up until now there hasn't been any romneyism. didn't have his own agenda and didn't present a vision. he changed that because he looked commanding and like he was effective and really righted his campaign in the debate. it will be harder to paint him as kind of a hand maiden of the house republican quote extreme agenda that paul ryan epitomizes. it will be crease tore ryan to say i'm running on -- it will be easy for ryan to say hey, i'm running on the romney ticket. >> chris: let me bring you in on this question of ryan and his vulnerability. he has taken some positions on budget cuts that romney moved away from. ryan had the $716 billion cut in medicare which romney has disavowed. how vulnerable is ryan and you know and the argument which i suspect will be made, hey, in you want to know what romney is really going to be look look at what paul ryan is proposing. >> he says look it is not my plan, i'm running with romn
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
presidential race this week. the romney campaign was reenergized by the governor's strong performance in the first debate. but president obama got a big boost with a new jobs report that showed a sharp drop in the unemployment rate. we are going to have our own debate today between democratic governor martin o'malley of maryland and republican senator kelly ayotte of new hampshire. welcome to "fox news sunday." >> thanks for having us. >> great to be with you, chris. >> chris: start with the jobs numbers that came out friday. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest since president obama took office. the government said 114,000 jobs answered. in a us whohold survey, 873,000 more americans reported having jobs. senator ayotte, isn't the economy getting better? >> i think what is disappointing about the report is that the downtick we saw in unemployment is because of part-time work for economic reasons so people who want full-time jobs taking lower pay. you can't support a family on part-time work. and, of course, we still have the sad fact we have the leaflet labor participation rate si
ABC
Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
bring it. >> also in ohio, romney's vice-presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so says the president, in his weekly address. he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> the president is betting on star power to bowl -- bowlster his chances. president clinton and bruce springsteen will work next week. >> the next presidential debate, tuesday at hofstra university in new york, and this one will have the town hall format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.m. >> californians like online voter registration but that might not be good news for'mans. more than 400,000 canadians have ridge -- californians have if ridge erred to vote, and more than 70% of them are registering as democrats. >> amd is cutting more than 2300 jobs. computers just aren't selling as well as they used to. amd cut 10% of the work force last year. this time around the number figures to be about 20%. mostly in engineering an
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 2:00am PDT
in ohio, romney's vice-presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so says the president, in his weekly address. he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> the president is betting on star power to bowl -- bowlster his chances. president clinton and bruce springsteen will work next week. >> the next presidential debate, tuesday at hofstra university in new york, and this one will have the town hall format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.m. >> californians like online voter registration but that might not be good news for'mans. more than 400,000 canadians have ridge -- californians have if ridge erred to vote, and more than 70% of them are registering as democrats. >> amd is cutting more than 2300 jobs. computers just aren't selling as well as they used to. amd cut 10% of the work force last year. this time around the number figures to be about 20%. mostly in engineering and sales. >> inve
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
visits from both presidential candidates today. mitt romney set to attend a rally tonight. that is after spending the morning over in iowa. about a half hour ago, president obama finished speaking with students at ohio state. today is the last day for ohio residents to register to vote. and battleground, virginia, will play host to governor romney this friday. that's when he is scheduled to be back in the commonwealth this time in richmond. right now, michelle obama wrapped up a rally in leesburg. ken is live with the first lady. ken. >> reporter: derek, if you can hear me okay, this just wrapped up. let me see if we can zoom in here. see what is left of this rally. michelle obama greeting some supporters. they chose loudoun county, the barack obama campaign focusing on what they are calling a grass rootings movement to try and get people to register to vote before october 15. of course that is less than a week away from now. this is the last final push to try and win what many folks have considered a battleground state in this election. throughout this event here, michelle obama spokabo
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
kentucky. romney's widely applauded presidential debate performance upped the ante for ryan. >> look how well he did. so he raised the bar. >> reporter: biden might be take cues from the denver debate about the obama campaign don't expect him to make up for the president's showing last week. he is prepping for four days at his home in delaware leading up to the big night. >> i am looking forward to it. i am. the thing about congressman ryan is he's been straightforward up to now. i hope it will be a good debate. >> reporter: that is chance for both vice presidential candidates to pay the role of attack dog in a radio interview on monday paul ryan said he he can expect joe biden to come flying with the attacks. in washington, i am tori dunnan now back to you. >> later this morning, ed reed host the third annual fitness day for youth. it takes place at booker t. washington middle school. reed and his it willo teammates will teach students the importance of
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
have presidential debate this week. i think a lot of analysts thought that governor romney had a strong performance. how do you think president obama's performance is going affect turnout for democrats? >> i don't think it will, actually. you know, most people don't remember that in the first did he bait walter mondale just crushed ronald reagan. they remember the last debate. most people have not remembered that throughout the republican presidential primary debates, mitt romney was considered to have lost most of them. every week there was another star who beat mitt romney in the depate. they remember what happened at the end. it am a mets' fan. most people don't realize the met may have been behind a few runs what they remembered what is happened in the 9th inning. the first debate i think is not going to have bearing on democratic turnout. it is what is going to happen at the close. i have great confidence that the president is going to continue his momentum and going to win and so will house democrats. >> my condolence on the mets this year, congressman. >> thank you. >> we
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
presidential primary and then, of course, things got hilarious on the subject of guns. mr. romney said in a debate with "the boston globe," quote, i have a gun of my own. i go hunting myself. to which someone in the room replied, and i quote, excuse me, but isn't that your son josh's gun? yes, yes, it was. on the campaign trail, mr. romney touted it by saying he was a lifetime member of the nra. he would brag about that. that was sort of true. he joined the nra as a lifetime member in august 2006, just before announcing his presidential run. lifetime isn't the same thing as lifelong when it comes to membership in the nra. you too could become a member of the nra simply by giving them $1,000. when asked about his recent membership, mr. romney explained, quote, i'm after the nra's endorsement, in other words, i'm running for office. mitt romney wasn't just after their endorsement in the 2008 republican presidential primary. he was also after the nra's endorsement retroactively for a previous political campaign. watch. >> i also was pleased to have the support of the nra when i ran for governo
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
the second presidential debate coming up. one of the thing that is the romney campaign has miscalculated is their definition of presidential -- they have seen this as aggressive and showing strong and might where presidential also means having temperance. having poise and having patience. that's what you saw previously not being applied with the benghazi situation before. let's see if they do it now because this is one of the first times last wednesday that governor romney looked presidential at a time where president obama did not. now, with these issues and the new details coming out, it looks even worse for the administration. and if governor romney and his campaign can take a step back d look presidential in a more holistic way, not only show the strengths in some of the tough talk they have been doing, but show poise and temperature rans with their approach as the details come out, i think it can play well for them and can go very well for them going into the second debate. >> that's interesting advice. you're advising restraint to the romney campaign. let's move on to
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Oct 11, 2012 1:00am EDT
win the crazy republican presidential primary. team romney was forced to spend today talking about their candidates abortion stance after mitt romney said this yesterday to the des moines register. >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> president obama responded tonight in an interview on abc news. >> this is another example of governor romney hiding pogs he's been campaigning on for a year and a half. >> is it a lie? >> governor romney has made very clear that if a bill comes to his desk that overturns roe versus wade, that he would be fully supportive of that. he said, i will appoint justices that will overturn roe versus wade and now four weeks before an election he is trying to cloud the question when it comes to women's rights to control their own health care decisions. >> the president then said why it matters that mitt romney is now running away from the mitt romney from the republican primaries. >> the one thing that i think people -- republicans as well as democrats can say -- is that there has been
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
debate catapulted big bird to the front of the presidential campaign. mitt romney says he'll cut funding to reduce the deficit. now the obama camp has released a new tongue-in-cheek ad casting an unlikely star as a criminal master mine. will it be effective? take a look for yourself and decide. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, dennis keselowski, criminals, gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> this comes as the 2012 presidential election is just four weeks away, and now new polls show the race between president obama and republican rival mitt romney is closer than ever. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. they're raising a lot of money, too. which is why
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balanced and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney-ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >> if you plan in voting in maryland, d.c. or virginia in the upcoming november election and you haven't registered to vote, you only have a few days left. in virginia you have till monday. maryland tuesday is the last day to register. d.c. it's friday, october 19 and you have to do it in person in d.c. for more on voter registration, go to wusa9.com and look under campaign 2012. >>> another d.c. lawmaker is being accused of ethics violations. it's all related to a bad real estate deal. the washington metropolitan area authority said jim graham allegedly said he would support a project if the developer agreed to pull out of a metro development project on 7th and florida avenue. graham was a sitting board member at the time. the allegations come after a four-month long independent investigation. >> regardless
FOX News
Oct 13, 2012 11:30am PDT
thing we've seen since the presidential debate is a rising tied lifts all boats. romney has come up across the board f he can keep it going nationally, he will also keep it going in the swing states. >> the head of poll, they said they stopped polling in florida, north carolina and florida because they think the tied has moved so strong toward romney in those states they think romney is going to win those states. are you there yet? do you agree with that. >> i might buy that for north carolina and 1/2. i don't yet buy that for virginia. i think it's still incredibly close in virginia right now. >> what do you think the shape of the electorate is going to be? you raise that point and it's a very interesting one. will it be like 2008 or is it going to be like 2004, which was an even break between democratic republicans, or are we talking about some kind of average in between? >> that, of course, is the question of the moment, paul. i think the best guess is somewhere between the no advantage in 2004 and the seven-point advantage in 2008. most presidential elections over the last 30 ye
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Oct 13, 2012 8:30pm PDT
performance of mitt romney versus barack obama in the first presidential debate. that's the biggest mismatch i can remember since reagan and mondale in 1984. and the effect that that mismatch had on the polling numbers is pretty dramatic. >> okay. whitt, thanks so much for being here. >> thank you, paul. >> when we come back, with the president's poll numbers slipping, the obama campaign is slipping, the obama campaign is going on the attack. [ female announcer ] he could be your soulmate. but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products, and whiten your teeth in just 2 days. new crest 3d white toothpaste. life opens up when you do. >> with the president's post debate numbers slipping, they are settling on a response. it's been dubbed the liar-liar strategy. take a look. >> are you taking gov. romney lied or was dishonest? >> yeah, i think he was. plenty of people pointed out -- if he was speaking last night he was lying. >> we expected an aggressive debater to show up last night on the debate stage with
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Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
like the presidential appeal and like his likability and what you see mitt romney maybe doing is going in the debate at the record and not the president's style. >> let's bring in the chairman of the rnc. welcome back. >> hey, thank you for having me. >> you were busy yesterday but maybe you saw some of the guys on the other side on the sunday shows. let's play for you a couple of clips of robert gibbs and david axelr axelrod. here they are. >> mitt romney says anything to get elected and you have to wonder what they say when they're president of the united states. >> so, yes. i'm saying that he was dishonest. >> would you say he lied in. >> well, i'm saying that he was dishonest in the answers. you can characterize that any way you want. >> did mitt romney change his positions for that debate? >> you know, this has been the oddest few days, you know, narrative coming out of the democrats, the fact that somehow mitt romney changed what he's been saying for the debate. you know, and the other thing is i find it so childish that if you can't -- if barack obama couldn't find it in himself
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
they thought romney's chance mrs. over t shows he's back in the game. >> the vice presidential debate, a lot of people who werethis on the fence have been telling me that they got the specifics that they wanted from the romney campaign this week with respect to jobs and an economic plan, healthcare and a lot of other domestic issues. now we switch to domestic and foreign policy. ryan is a numbers guy. how do you think he'll match up to vice president biden when it comes to the economy first, foreign policy second? >> i think it will be an even match. biden was in the senate 36 years so he has a very good understanding of federal issues as well. but paul ryan jokes about how he's been reading federal budgets since he was 22 years old. so they both have a very long backlog of data they can use. i think they'll be evenly match. >> what's your word of caution for each with 30 days to go? >> don't get overconfident for both sides. >> that's good. all right. erin, always great to talk to you. heating up, getting really close. we'll talk to you again. >> sounds good. >> you don't want to mis
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
request by the romney campaign to delay vote counting in the presidential election. this comes after the state failed to meet a deadline to send out military ballots. mike tobin live in chicago with more. >> reporter: the romney campaign is preparing papers and will likely file suit against wisconsin. their complaints is not just that wisconsin in 27 municipalities missed the deadline to transmit ballots to military and overseas voters. they say they are repairing the suit because of the response they got from the wisconsin gab that says only 37 ballots were transmitted late. and when you factor it in statewide you could be down to only 5 ballots. romney campaign spokesman ryan williams says that's insensitive and outrageous. he says one missed ballot is too many. in response to the criticism this is the romney campaign jumping on a small number of ballots and trying to endear themselves to soldiers. romney says every soldier airman mavy and marine deserves to have their ballot counted. megyn: mike tobin, thank you. there is a growing debate over a recent speech from the chief foreign af
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
presidential race. the romney campaign has yet to release its september numbers. but officials there say they saw a surge in donations after last week's debate. and raked it in 12 million dollars in less than 48 hours. today in part st. louisie florida president obama brought up the president's uneven debate performance. >> days later we're hearing his excuses. and next january we will be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: nearly a week later, talk of the debate still dominated the sunday round table. obama senior advisor david axelrod defended the president on "face the nation". >> i think he was a little taken aback at the braz enness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: with just nine days until the two men debate again, this time in hempstead, new york, both campaigns are hoping solid performances will woo voters and donors alike. but while the romney campaign deals with heightened expectation, obama advisors are still not saying what, if anything, the president will do differently thi
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Oct 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
record for a presidential campaign. mitt romney's campaign has not released its latest numbers. the next presidential debate now just two days away. abcs chuck severson reports on what the candidates are doing ahead of tuesday's clash. [applause] >> reporter: president barack obama flew to virginia to practice for his next presidential debate hoping to make a better showing than in the first go around with mitt romney. the town hall format of tuesday's face-off may favor president obama. >> the president draws for energy off crowds. i think this will be a better arena for him. and the fact it's nondomestic issues and social issues, it puts mitt romney in a tough spot reaching out to the center. >> and in the meantime mitt romney prepped before campaigning in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> we want to have a real recovery, and i'm going to help bring it. >> also in ohio, romney's vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so says the president. he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet o
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> meanwhile, republican presidential candidate mitt romney came pained in florida. at a rally he said he was confident he will win florida and move into the white house in january. later he stopped by a restaurant to shake hands and pick up take out. >>> one issue facing voters deals with food labeling. proposition 37 would require producers label food that contain modified organisms. opponents insist the foods are fda approved and safe. >> modified foods are no different than any other type of ingredient. that is why they don't require labeling. >> it is problematic, there are health concerns that are showing up in studies. >> voters favor prop 37 by a margin of 2-1. >>> another private launch into space a special cargo for the astronauts and plunging to earth from space, the incredible feet one man will attempt this week. to manage s when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
mall, november 3rd. in that first presidential debate, romney vowed he will cut funding for public broadcasting: that sparked an online out cry and even a commercial from president obama comparing sesame street to wall street. two men came up with this idea for a rally supporting pbs. they hope to have skits and musical performances featuring the muppets. >> a legal fight brewing over new york city's ban on those super-sized drinks. plus, a new punishment for a high school bully. and we've got an incredible story tonight of determination. a local high school homecoming >>> new york city's super-sized soda ban faces its first legal challenge tonight. a coalition of businesses filed suit tonight. the few regulation would stop restauran restaurants, cafeterias and concession stands from selling soda and other high-calorie drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. that rule takes effect in march. a 15-year-old now facing charges in a bullying case captured by a tv news crew. brunswick high school student was doing an interview when three students approached him. one hit him on the he
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
were answered in the presidential debate this week. the polls have shifted since, with romney gaining ground and leading in some polls he was trailing a week ago. both were out this evening. gary nurenberg is here with both. >> reporter: they were both in the key swing state of ohio this evening and the numbers are different than a week ago, different than before the debate. the election is four weeks from today. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: mitt romney was upbeat in the tuesday evening rally in ohio and with good reason shall. since last week's debate and his widely perceived win, new polls have moved his way. he's 49 and obama 47 in the polls. in ohio, 48/47, romney. a new cnn poll has obama ahead. all those polls within the margin of error is close. romney's family reportedly won a fight with campaign handlers leading to a candidate telling more personal stories this week. tuesday night he spoke of inadvertently crashing a party and meeting a former navy seal. >> i just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals killed in ben ghazi and
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
platform for the wife of presidential nominee mitt romney. we will tell you about her guest hosting duties on good morning america. >> caught on tape. a hit and run. right there. the victim says he is lucky to be alive. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. this is good morning washington, on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> some scary video and one lucky man. good morning. it is wednesday. >> i am cynne simpson. but go right to our meteorologist. a big day on tapp with the big game. >> a huge day. game 3 at the nats park. their first home play off. morning temperatures -- 46 in leesburg. cooler west of washington. oxon hill, 55. northwest, dc, 54. clouds this morning. that will give way to sunshine by this afternoon. a good amount of sun for the majority of the day. high temperature of 72 degrees. it's very comfortable day at the ballpark. low humidity and a nice breeze out of the west at about 50 miles per hour. tomorrow, we cool down. the hourly forecast coming right up. >> on the roads -- checking the drive in maryland. j
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
president have fundamentally different vision for america. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney came to ryan's defense against biden during a rally in virginia praised the performance and slammed the vice president. >> it was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful. steady and poised. the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis. that was the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> romney accused biden of contradicting statements made about last month's deadly attack in libya. biden says the white house was not told of the request for additional security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> coming up at 4:30 mark matthews will do a fact check concerning last night's debate and outline misstatements made by both mr. biden and ryan, that is coming up in 25 minutes. >> the doyle drive replacement project is about to start its second phase in san francisco. >> there will be demolition but no closures. phase two of the project goes from a battery tunnel to palace of fine arts. >> abc 7 news is live near doyle drive with the latest on th
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 1:00am PDT
. mitt romney wasn't just after their endorsement in the 2008 republican presidential primary. he was also after the nra's endorsement retroactively for a previous political campaign. watch. >> i also was pleased to have the support of the nra when i ran for governor. i sought it. i seek it now. i would love to have their support. >> mr. romney's campaign spokesman had to clarify, the nra did not endorse him in the 2002 campaign. so in the 2008 republican primary, he owned a gun, only he didn't. it was his son. he said he was once endorsed for governor by the nra, only he wasn't. then there was an issue about whether or not he was a hunter and if so, what kind. >> i'm not a big game hunter. i've always been, if you will a rodent and rabbit hunter. small varmints if you will. i began when i was 15 or so. have hunted those kinds of varmints. i also hunted quail in georgia. it's not really big game hunting or deer and large animals, but i have hunted a number of times. >> let me save you the trouble of looking up. the last time somebody used the word varmint on the screen is the last tim
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
. >> america's election headquarters heating up. with only 30 to election day mitt romney getting a boost in support following the first presidential debate. online contributions and volunteers are flooding the campaign and their challenges is translating the debate into votes in november. aaron mcpike for real clear politics, good morning. >> good morning. >> how do you translate that performance which is lauded as beating barack obama, the incumbent. how do you translate it into votes? >> he has to keep reminding voters of that debate performance. part of that is doing it on the stump when campaigning in swing states. the other bing thing is using footage of the debate in tv ads. also, reminding of some of the things that president obama said. right now the $5 trillion tax cut both of them argued over is in a new ad the romney campaign put out this morning because the romney campaign feels they need to clear up what president obama is saying about it, which is that it's not true. >> how forgiving is the american voter if president obama had what he would claim is just a bad night?
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
numbers in the presidential race and a preview of mitt romney's foreign policy speech today at the virginia military institute. plus the latest on the meningitis outbreak. we'll talk to a doctor with the national foundation for infectious diseases and the recent drop in iphone thefts around the country and why that's actually got police worried. that and more later on cbs "this morning." for now that will do it for us on this monday morning. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. ,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning, everybody. it is monday, october 8. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 4:30. windows smashed and paint thrown on buildings including oakland city hall during an anti-imperialist rally and
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 3:00am EDT
to romney's presidential campaign. >> narrator: romney believed he now had what he needed: the achievement that would help him win the ultimate prize: the presidency. >>> it's the inauguration day of the nation's first african-american president... >> hundreds of thousands of people already... >> narrator: january 20, 2009. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear... >> narrator: barack obama inherited a country on the brink. >> stunning crowd of people that converged on the nation's... >> our economy is badly weakened... >> narrator: an economy in collapse. >> greed and irresponsibility on the part of some... >> narrator: he kept saying the problems were big enough, and his win historic enough, that everyone in washington would join together to fix the country. >> he spoke of no less than remaking america... >> he got to washington and he became president, i think, still clinging to this view that the polarization in american politics could be overcome. >> this is the biggest inaugural of all time... >> you're going to be hearing a lot of superlatives today, but i think i
WHUT
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
party and cheri honkala, the vice presidential nominee for the green party. in kentucky, mitt romney's vice presidential nominee is there, paul ryan, as well as vice- president joe biden. the democratic vice-presidential nominee. martha raddatz is the -- [no audio] >> we have reached the recruiting goal for afghan forces. we have degraded al qaeda. tom, why not leave now? what more can we really accomplish? is it worth more american lives? >> we do not want to lose the gains we have gotten. we want to make sure the taliban does not give al qaeda a safe haven. we agree with the administration on the 2014 transition. when i think about afghanistan, i think about the incredible job that our troops have done. you have been more than the two of us combined. first, was there in 2002, it was amazing to me what they were facing britain wanted kandahar before the surge, and i sat down with a young private in the 82nd from the menominee indian reservation who would tell me what you did every day, and i was in all. in to see what they have in front of them, then to go back in december to go with
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